Carefully Curated Items Yield Casual Elegance In Arizona


traditional neutral sitting area foyer

Interior designer Lissa Lee Hickman created a memorable entry in the foyer of a Paradise Valley home, where Lee Industries armchairs from CAI Designs dressed in Cowtan & Tout fabric surround a Paul Ferrante coffee table from John Brooks Incorporated. A Visual Comfort & Co. chandelier provides an elegant touch; Kerry Joyce draperies flank doors that open to a terrace.

traditional living room neutral blue...

Architect Erik B. Peterson added character in the living room through reclaimed-wood ceiling beams and a carved-limestone fireplace surround from Casa de Cantera. The conversation grouping consists of Chaddock sofas and a Minton-Spidell armchair--all covered in Fabricut linen from Dean-Warren--and a Ralph Lauren Home coffee table. An Aidan Gray chandelier hangs overhead, while a jute-and-wool rug from The Floor Collection Design sits underneath.

traditional white kitchen navy counter...

Goodall Custom Cabinetry & Millwork fabricated the kitchen cabinets with traditional recessed doors and an island topped with Calacatta Gold-honed marble from ER Tile & Stone. The Hickory Chair counter stools are upholstered in Castel fabrics; the light fixtures are by Dana Creath.

traditional white neutral kitchen marble...

A Visual Comfort & Co. light fixture from Hinkley's suspends above the kitchen island's Rohl sink and Waterstone faucet from Central Arizona Supply. Pindler fabric draperies frame windows in the adjacent breakfast nook, where Chaddock chairs wearing Cowtan & Tout fabric from Town get cozy with an Alder & Company table.

traditional neutral dining room chandelier

In the dining room, an Aidan Gray chandelier warms the Chaddock table and chairs, the latter clothed in Kravet fabric. A Dennis & Leen mirror is coupled with an Alder & Company credenza. Draperies are made from Robert Allen fabric, and the white-oak flooring is from Arizona Hardwood Floor Supply.

traditional white bathroom white tub

The use of wainscoting in the master bathroom softens the Carrara marble floors and counter by Goodall Custom Cabinetry & Millwork. The Eloquence reproduction bench and Visual Comfort & Co. chandelier create a French feel. The luxurious soaking tub is by Kohler.

"I created a pause from...

"I created a pause from the rest of the house," Hickman says of the master bedroom, where the bed and nightstands--topped with Stephen Gerould lamps--are by Chaddock. The Lee Industries armchairs are covered in Pindler fabrics, and the chandelier is by Currey & Company. Two layers of Cowtan & Tout draperies modulate the natural light.

The back patio's Kingsley Bate...

The back patio's Kingsley Bate chairs, sofa and coffee table from Inside/Out Showroom continue the interior's quiet palette. The marble-topped console is from On The Veranda, and the pool is by Phoenician Pool Construction. The sandcast two-piece red- roof tile is from Cholla Tile.

For this Paradise Valley, Arizona, home, interior designer Lissa Lee Hickman was all about mixing styles: relaxed meets refined, functional meets formal.

In the living room, neutral linens and a mix of patterned blue fabrics help create a cool oasis, while a custom armoire inspired by an antique houses her clients’ family heirlooms. Light fixtures here and in the entry nod to a modern French farmhouse style that’s incorporated into other elements — such as a chandelier and hand-carved credenza — found throughout the home.

In the formal dining room, upholstered seating and a white oak trestle table handle the functionality with aplomb, but it’s the hand carved gold leaf mirror that is the piece de resistance.

As Hickman explains, “The furnishings are timeless and approachable, but the mirror provides the wow.”

Outside, the dwelling’s quiet palette continues with all-weather wicker furnishings that complement the interior design.

“We made sure the main indoor-furniture colors transitioned gracefully into the outdoor areas, harmoniously connecting them,” Hickman says.